Young studied at the Central Technical School in Toronto, Ontario and at the Royal College of Art, London, England. She was a potter, a sculptor and a print-maker who was often described as a "visionary" for her dedication and singular pursuit, (Howard Mozel, Oakville Beaver).
"Somebody once said art is the tangible expression of the intangible. That has always been my guidstone. It's all feelings and reactions. I see colour and form and they all go down inside and mill around. I suppose when you are and artist you are always very conscious of that. I am expressing my reactions to the world in which I live" Gywnyth Young